Armtec Countermeasures Co., has been awarded an $18 million modification to Foreign Military Sales (Egypt and Iraq) contract for the procurement of infrared countermeasure flares (409,400, M206; 42,840, MJU-7A/B; and 11,472, MJU-10/B) to protect military aircraft.
Combined with electronic-warfare suites, infrared flare countermeasures are a primary defense against incoming enemy missiles.
Systems such as the BAE Systems' The AN/ALQ-157 IRCM System protects large, heavy-lift helicopters and medium-sized, fixed-wing aircraft from Band I, II infrared threats, including first-generation surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles. It can defeat multiple threats simultaneously and employ “jam-in-tube” capability for certain threats. With continuous active jamming and extreme adaptability features, the AN/ALQ-157 system provides constant protection.
The US State Department has approved $108.7 million sale to the Government of Australia for ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM)
Northrop Grumman won nearly $179 million to provide large aircraft infrared counter measures to Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada and the United States, the Department of Defense said in a press release. "Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation [of] Rolling Meadows, Illinois has been awarded a $178,969,767 modification for large aircraft infrared counter measures (LAIRCM) calendar year 2017 base hardware buy and needed LAIRCM support," the release said on Thursday
Leonardo has launched the new version of its BriteCloud decoy for fast jets, called BriteCloud 218, following trials with Danish F-16 fighter aircraft. BriteCloud is a compact radio-frequency device that is launched by a fast-jet pilot when facing attack from radar-guided missiles
Northrop Grumman won $13.9 million contract for hardware to integrate US, UK and Australian Navys large aircraft infrared countermeasures on combat aircraft
Leonardo has partnered with the UK Air Forces newly established Rapid Capability Office (RCO) to develop the next generation fighter jet countermeasures known as ‘expendable active decoys (EADs), using its BriteCloud EAD technology. Leonardo, which is first company to partner with RCO, is working to clear the existing BriteCloud EAD for operational use
Northrop Grumman awarded a $99 million contract to provide hardware and technical support to integrate its Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) on combat aircraft for the US Navy and Air Force. “Northrop Grumman Systems Corp
Armtec has won $33.7 million three-year contract for the manufacture of six different Chaff cartridges used in radar countermeasures in support of the Airborne Expendable Countermeasure program
Egypt claimed that it destroyed a North Korean arms shipment that entered the Suez Canal in 2016 while rejecting a Washington Post report that the weapons had been destined for its military. Citing US officials and Western diplomats, the Post reported Sunday that the Egyptian army was secretly buying $23 million worth of rocket-propelled grenades in 2016 from North Korea, which has been the subject to a UN Security Council ban over its missile and nuclear tests
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